This time we stay longer than a week in our second home, and I set up a 12 m fibreglass pole with a G5RV multi-band dipole antenna for 40 m to 10 m. The pole is located at on corner of our area, the dipole endings are fixed at two other corners, so the antenna has a form of a 90 degree inverted vee.
The antenna analyser shows clearly 3 resonant frequency points: around 40 m, 20 m and 10 m. All resonances seem to be below the amateur radio frequency bands, probably because of the inverted vee form.
Using my “old” AT-130 antenna tuner, I can operate on all bands from 40 m to 10 m including the WARC bands.
Assembling the antenna:
Operation in digital modes using my home-brew interface:
Time to disassemble, as we are going back to Singapore. Heavy duty 40 ft fiber glass pole and G5RV dipole:
Today I finally received my guest license for the Philippines. As it is based on my “old” German call sign DK4TB, I will be operating under the call DU1/DK4TB. My next planned visit is from Feb 6th to 13th, 2016.